Senator Cory Booker had absolutely nothing to contribute to the case against Senator Jeff Sessions’s confirmation as Attorney General except his breach of Senate tradition and the color of his skin. His case against Senator Sessions came wrapped in transparent self-aggrandizement. It proved precisely one thing: the utter shamelessness of Booker’s ambition. Reps. John Lewis and Cedric Richmond made equally vacuous contributions, though in Richmond’s case with a supercilious racial overlay about Lewis being relegated to the back of the bus in the hearing. What a way to trash a legacy.
While Booker was reading his statement I couldn’t help wondering: Where is Booker’s friend T-Bone and what does he have to say about Senator Sessions? T-Bone’s statement would have been at least as worthy as Booker’s.
Senator Sessions must be a man of unblemished character and great judgment to be able to call on three of his black former professional colleagues — Jesse Seroyer, William Huntley, and William Smith — to testify on his behalf in these proceedings. I would post a video of the entire panel if I could find it, but I can’t. Below is the somewhat indignant testimony of William Smith on behalf of Senator Sessions. It wrapped up the testimony of this panel. Unlike the testimony of Booker, Lewis, and Richmond, it was based on personal experience and observation up close (as was the testimony of Seroyer and Huntley). He even got in a few solid shots at Booker, Lewis, and Richmond. This is simply great stuff.